Amidst the pandemonium surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, many local businesses and organizations have decided to step up to the plate to help communities in need. From food to finances and everything in between, these contributions to humanity are a ray of light in an otherwise dark time in our world. 

With so much going on, it can be easy for resources and action plans to get drowned out in the larger 24-hour news cycle. In an effort to help, we have compiled a running list of aid available to those in need from within Latinx communities nationwide. See below for the many local efforts put in place to seek help as well as contribute to specific causes. Click through to page two for Texas and page three for Califonia:

CALIFORNIA

Al Otro Lado is a non-profit that provides free legal aid + representation for deportees, refugees + separated families in L.A., San Diego and Tijuana. Their guide is meant to shed light on often overlooked communities during crisis.

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The filthy conditions and criminal medical neglect within detention centers and CBP holding cells have been well documented. The Department of Justice is still expecting asylum seekers, judges, attorneys and staff to show up to crowded immigration courts. USCIS is still having folks and their attorneys show up to appointments in crowded waiting rooms. We do not have to feel powerless! We can act with compassion and conviction to preserve life and dignity, but we have to do it now! 1. Call your elected officials and hold them accountable for stopping the spread of Covid19 and the preservation of lives! *sample script on next slide. 2. Donate to our Vida Libre Bond Fund! Our attorneys are working on getting as many people out of detention as possible. Sometimes paying for their bond is the only way to do that! *link in bio* 3. Remember that while everything else is being canceled, ICE raids are not! They are still showing up in hospitals and public places. Reach out to your undocumented friends and neighbors, especially the elderly and offer to get them groceries, medicine. This pandemic is a global test of our humanity. Let's all aim for straight A's on this one no?

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How to receive aid: To receive aid please contact them via their home page here.

How to give aid: Follow the instructions above.

 

Free and Reduced Healthy Foods to the Greater LA Area

 

Everytable has turned all their locations into pick-up only and opened up a hotline for those in need to call in and request delivery.

How to receive aid: Visit the Everytable website to view locations or call their hotline at (323) 458 – 6487 to request a delivery or special order.

How to give aid: Pay forward a meal for someone else via their contribute page here.

CA Drivers Crisis Resources Page

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California’s rideshare worker community is one of the largest in the country. With many out of work, Drivers United has created a resource page for workers.

How to receive aid: Head to the resource page on their website and follow the steps to access benefits.

How to give aid: Please share with friends and family who work within the rideshare industry.

Birthline San Diego Diaper & Supply Pick Up

We recently launched a brand-new website to help provide life-affirming support and resources to pregnant women and families with young children.Check it out and learn more: https://birthlineofsandiego.org.

Posted by Birthline of San Diego County on Monday, July 22, 2019

Birthline is a pregnancy and family support center where families who are facing challenges can receive hope, resources and basic necessities in a confidential environment. While their office is closed at the moment, those in need can still arrange to pick up of diapers, wipes, food and more.

How to receive aid: Walk-ins are welcome but given the circumstances, it is suggested that you call ahead to either their Chula Vista location: (619) 425-5012 or their Clairmont location: (858) 270-2491

How to give aid: To donate to Birthline’s efforts contribute to their Paypal fund here.